Skilled Reader

ISBN-10: 0205780873
ISBN-13: 9780205780877
Edition: 3rd 2011
Authors: D. J. Henry
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Book details

List price: $55.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 10/20/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

The Skilled Reader combines solid skill instruction with a wealth of guided practice to develop the quintessential abilities students need to become skilled readers and critical thinkers.The author integrates reading skills with the reading process (SQ3R) to produce more effective readers and lead students to discover the power and pleasure of reading. Providing step-by-step reading instruction, a wide range of practice and test materials, and a rich selection of readings from textbooks and other sources, The author makes students responsible for their reading improving their major reading skills while developing a system for reading.

Preface
Becoming a Skilled Reader
A Reading System for Skilled Readers
Prior Knowledge
The Reading Process
Textbook Skills: Before, During, and After Reading Asking Questions and Recording Answers
Vocabulary in Context
The Importance of Words
Context Clues: A SAGE Approach
Textbook Skills: Visual Vocabulary
Vocabulary-Building Skills
Word Parts
Additional Word Parts
The Dictionary
Textbook Skills: Textbook Aids for Learning Content Words
Topics and Main Ideas
Topics
Main Ideas
Supporting Details
Textbook Skills: Topics in Headings
Locating Stated Main Ideas
The Flow of Ideas and Placement of Topic Sentences
Textbook Skills: the Central Point and the Thesis Statement
Implied Main Ideas
An Introduction to Implied Main Ideas
Studying Supporting Details to Identify the State and Topic
Using Topics, Supporting Details, and Thought Patterns to Determine the Implied Main Idea
Annotating the Paragraph to Determine the Implied Main Idea
Creating a One-Sentence Summary from Supporting Details
Textbook Skills: Pictures as Details
Supporting Details, Outlines, and Concept Maps
Questions for Locating Supporting Details
Major and Minor Details
Textbook Skills: Ideas from General to Specific: Creating a Summary
Outlines and Concept Maps
Outlines
Concept Maps
Textbooks Skills: the Table of Contents in a Textbook
Transitions and Thought Patterns
The Purpose of Transitions and Thought Patterns
Transition Words: Relationships Within a Sentence
Thought Patterns: Relationships Between Sentences
Textbook Skills: Transitions and Clear Information
More Thought Patterns
Comparison and Contrast Patterns
Cause and Effect Pattern
The Generalization-and-Example. Pattern
Textbook Skills: the Definition Pattern
Final Note: Though Patterns and Textbooks
Inferences
Inferences: Educated Guesses
What is a Valid Inference?
Making VALID Inferences and Avoiding Invalid Conclusions
Thinking Through an Inference and Drawing Conclusions
Textbook Skills: Inferences and Photos
Additional Readings
Combined Skills Tests
Chapter Review Cards
Reading Enrichment
ESL Reading Tips
Reading Graphics
Word Parts

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